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And So It Begins: Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Casts Its First The Dark Knight Rises Actor
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:00 am, April 10th, 2013
But which one?
That would be Anne Hathaway. Nolan apparently really liked working with Ms. Kyle, because she’s reportedly close to signing on to co-star in Interstellar with Nolanverse newbie Matthew McConaughey.
As before, there’s not really much to say about the film: It’s hard sci-fi, about time travel and space exploration, and is based on the theories of physicist Kip Thorne. We know the name of McConaughey’s character—Cooper—but not anything else, and nothing at all about who Hathaway will play. If we actually knew things it wouldn’t be a Nolan film, now would it?
So, instead, I would like to take the time to speculate who some of Nolan’s other regulars might play. Michael Caine will be Cooper’s mentor—but I’m going to say he ends up evil this time. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Cooper’s assistant. If Hathaway’s character isn’t the wife/girlfriend of Cooper, the loss of whom sends him spiralling into a pit of insanity, then I’m going to guess Marion Cotillard for that role. Then there’s Cillian Murphy, hopefully in a role that doesn’t require him to wear a bag over his head again. I’m having a hard time placing Tom Hardy. And I’d love for Ken Watanabe to show up, but I don’t know who I want him to be other than “someone cool.” (Of course, he’s Ken Watanabe.)
And none for Leonardo DiCaprio, bye!
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